Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ohio Driving Under the Influence Law - 2012-2013 Ed.

New features and recent developments in this edition include:

  • Discussion of State v. Dumas, 2012-Ohio-91, 2012 WL 112994 (Ohio Ct. App. 8th Dist. Cuyahoga Court 2012), in which an OVI conviction was upheld despite the defendant's plea of not guilty by reason of insanity due to dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder).  See section 1:31.
  • An updated discussion of Ohio law relating to the expungement or sealing of OVI convictions, and the impact of a prior or subsequent OVI conviction on an application to have a recored of a non-OVI criminal record sealed.  See Section 16:31.
  • A new section (9:74) containing a flow chart illustrating common grounds for suppression of evicdence on OVI cases.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ohio Appellate Practice (Baldwin's Ohio Handbook Series)

New features and recent developments in the 2012-2013 edition include:

  • An updated section (2:9) on finality in criminal cases
  • A new section (2:28) on finality of orders addressing petitions for post-conviction DNA testing
  • Coverage of rule changes affecting service obligations (1:43), reporting of appellate decisions (1:49, 1:50), attachment of authorities to briefs (5:19), and identification of oral-argument panels (5.32)
  • Expanded discussions of post-judgement and post-appeal jurisdiction in the trial court (1:16), mootness and ripeness on appeal (7:2), preserving error in magistrate cases (7:5), and the time to appeal in certain administrative cases (9:48)
  • A new section (7:6) on invited error
  • A thoroughly revised discussion (2:8) on Civ.R. 54(b)
  • A reort (7:21) on the recent clarification of the standard for a manifest-weight challenge in a civil case
  • An explanation (5:3) of new important brief-filing requirements in certain districts

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court Publishes Interactive "Planning for Parenting Time: Ohio’s Guide for Parents Living Apart"

The Ohio Supreme Court has published an interactive guide entitled "Planning for Parenting Time: Ohio's Guide for Parents Living Apart." According to the Court's news release, this guide is "child-centered" and "provides guidelines for parenting time schedules... and customized options and ideas to structure parenting time based on the child’s age, the level and civility of the parents’ interaction and the daily schedule parents and children maintain." Specifically, the guide "contains at least 20 different parenting time options with sample schedules, tips, and pros and cons of using each option. The guide also covers how to handle holidays, vacations, and school breaks as well as modifying plans to account for long-distance parenting and relocations." The Court plans to send a print version of this guide to all Ohio domestic relations and juvenile court judges, as well as all legal aid organizations.  Text taken from Cleveland Law Library Weblog.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Standardized Domestic Relations Forms Proposed

The Ohio Supreme Court has proposed 23 standardized forms so litigants not represented by an attorney can meaningfully participate in many family law related proceedings in domestic relations and juvenile courts such as divorces, dissolutions, legal separations, and parenting plans.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Baldwin's Ohio Practice - Criminal Law

New features and recent developments in the 2012-2013 pocket parts include:
  • Coverage of State v. Williams, 2011-Ohio-3374, 129 Ohio St. 3d 344, 952 N.E.2d 1108, 1112 (2011), which held that Ohio's 2008 statutory revised scheme for classification of sexual offenders could not be applied to persons convicted of sexual offenses before the effective date of the statute.

  • Discussion of Perry v. New Hampshire, 132 S. Ct. 716, 181 L. Ed. 2d 694 (2012), in which the U.S. Supreme Court help that the Due Process Clause does not require a preliminary judicial inquiry into the reliability of an eyewitness identification when the identification was not procured under unnecessarily suggestive circumstances arrange by law enforcement.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Local Government Law - Municipal

New features and developments in the 2012-2013 pocket parts include:
  • Discussion of RC 709.451 and 709.452, under which municipal corporations may merge without employing a commission to draw up a statement of the conditions of the merger.  See Section 2:39

Ohio Juvenile Law 2012 Ed. (Baldwin's Handbook Series)

New features and recent developments in the 2012 edition include:
  • A new discussion of the effect of a juvenile's age in assessing constitutional challenges to a statute.  See Section 4:4.
  • Coverage of recent legislaton (RC 2152.122(B)) authorizing the "reverse transfer" of a case from criminal court back to juvenile court for disposition under certain curcumstances. See Section 17:9.
  • Coverage of the Ohio Supreme Court's decision in the case of In re C.P., 2012-Ohio-1446, 2012 WL 1138035 (Ohio 2012), in which the court held unconstitutional some of the  registration and notification requirements imposed on juvenile sex offenders by RC 2152.86.  See Section 6.5.
  • Discussion of recent legislation (RC 5152.51 to 5152.59) governing the determination of a juvenile's competency to stand trail. See Section 19:3
  • Coverage of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions holding that the constitutional right to effective assistance of consel extends to plea negotiations.  See Section 19:5.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Baldwin's Ohio Practice Ohio Statutory Charges

New features and recent developments in the 2012 edition include:
  • A new section on possession of a prohibited photograph by a person convicted of a sexually oriented offense or a child-victim oriented offense.  See section 2950.17
  • A new section on interference with or diminishing forteitable property.  See section 2981.07
  • An updated discussion of the Ohio Supreme Court's rulings on Ohio's sex offender registration statue. See section 2950.04

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Criminal Defense Techniques Release 105

The latest release of Criminal Defense Techniques includes complete revisions to Chapter 58 How to Handle a Misdemeanor or Offense, Chapter 60 Defense of a Juvenile Accused of a Crime, Chapter 76 Supreme Court Procedure, Chapter 77 Conflicts and Multiple Representation at the Pre-Indictment Stage, and Chapter 78 Cross-Examination of Accomplices and Informers.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Website Provides Financial and Job Placement Information for Potential Law Students

Lawschooltransparency has launched a new database that provides key financial and job placement information for potential law students.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Baldwin's Ohio Employment Practices Law

New features and recent developments in this edition include:
  • The U.S. Supreme Court affirms the existence of a "ministerial exception" to employment discrimination laws. See Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. E.E.O.C., 132 S. Ct. 694, 181 L. Ed. 2d 650, 274 Ed. Law Rep. 774 (2012), discussed in § 2:17.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Avoiding and Defending Wrongful Discharge Claims

These chapters have been revised in the 2012 edition:
  • Newly revised chapter 7, Nonjudicial Dispute Resolution Mechanisms.
  • Newly revised chapter 21, Defenses and Counterclaims.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Baldwin's Ohio School Law (2011-2012)

New features and recent developments in this update include:
  • New coverage of science, technology, engineering and mathematics schools (see § 4:11.50), and college preparatory boarding schools (see § 4:11.70).
  • An entirely updated Chapter 10, covering teachers' compensation, fringe benefits, and leave.
  • New coverage of the training of board of education members and personnel (see § 5:28.50)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Equitable Distribution of Property 3d

New features and recent developments in the 2011-2012 supplement include:
  • Discussion and criticism of new New York statute adopting a mandatory perliminary injunction against dissipation. (§ 3:8)
  • Extensive new discussion of the effect of orders making an early division of marital property, and of procedural issues arising when early division is requested. (§ 3:9)
  • Treatment of virtual assets -- accounts and characters in online games -- as divisible property. (§ 5:10)
  • Classification of employment discrimination verdicts and settlements. (§ 6:54)
  • More on verbatim or nearly-verbatim adoption of proposed findings and orders. (§ 8:3)
  • Effect of changing market conditions on an order of sale which specifies a listing price (§ 9:14)